Toronto Blue Jays' General Manager Alex Anthopoulos didn't envision his team's season being on the verge of collapse by the end of the second week of the season. With Friday night's injury to all-star shortstop Jose Reyes, along with putrid starting pitching, and very little hitting, that is exactly what he's facing. After reaching base on a single against the Kansas City Royals, it was time to do what he
Last night Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the 11th inning due to an injury suffered on a stolen base attempt in the eighth. It has been revealed that he suffered a strained muscle in his left hand and today got placed on the 15-day disabled list. The good news was the MRI showed no structural damage and the x-rays were negative. In 11 games this season he's hit .200 with a double, three
It was a match-up between the two best offenses in the American League, the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers. Starting pitchers Max Scherzer and Bartolo Colon turned into a pitcher's duel. Colon made one mistake and that was in the third inning when he gave up a three-run home run to Prince Fielder. He ended up giving up eight hits, three runs all earned and struck out five while not giving up a walk. As for Scherzer he went six innings striking
The Los Angeles Lakers began the night in the thick of the playoff chase for the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference. With the Lakers leading the Utah Jazz by a half games for the eighth spot, all eyes were focused on earning a crucial victory tonight against an always tough Golden State Warriors squad. By the end of the night, with victory sealed, the Lakers' mindset shifted
Thursday morning the Oakland Raiders confirmed the signing of running back Rashad Jennings and safety Reggie Smith. Smith played in 45 games with the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-2011 and signed last season with the Carolina Panthers, yet failed to make the roster. He got released just prior to the start of the season. His opportunity with the Raiders is at free safety as Tyvon Branch is a lock for the strong safety position. The recently signed Usama Young will likely start the season and if he struggles Smith will
For some Pittsburgh fans, it has been difficult to follow the National Football League off-season as the Pittsburgh Penguins are making their quest for another Stanley Cup run. Even though there's been many fans who have given up on baseball, the Pirates are looking to snap of 20 straight seasons with a losing record. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the midst of what a myriad of fans are wrongfully describing as “the beginning of a rebuilding season.” So
The Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday agreed to terms with former Oakland Raiders linebacker Ronaldo McClain. Just last week he got released and now has a new home. Rolando McClain agreed in principle with Ravens, to be precise. He'll make the deal final on Friday with a physical in Baltimore — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 10, 2013 In 2010 he got taken no.8 overall in the NFL draft and was a major contributor especially against the run for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Oakland Raiders are certainly not yet considered among the best teams in the NFL. Yet, releasing high-priced players such as Richard Seymour, Michael Huff, Darrius Heyward Bay and most recently the head case Rolando McClain the franchise is heading in a new direction. With the Raiders only having one first round draft pick on the roster and millions in dead money until next season the organization knows what's ahead as it limits the team's ability to rebuild.
Sometimes looks are deceiving and tonight was one of those times as the excellent pitching match-up between Jarrod Parker and C.J. Wilson. Yet, it never came to pass. Wilson retired the first two batters to open the game before running into trouble. He walked Jed Lowrie and Yoenis Cespedes and was visibly upset of what he thought were strikes got called balls. Derek Norris worked a 3-1 count and lined a single to plate the first run of the
April is National Autism Awareness Month and on April 2nd was World Autism Day. Yet, why is that a blog from Psychology Today titled"I'm Not Participating in Autism Awareness Month" gets it right? The title would have benefited if the title had added and"neither should you." If there is a story about an individual with Autism it's almost always portrayed in a negative context in the mainstream media. For example a priest banning a 13-year old from church, a